Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is the process of improving the visibility of web content in search engines using an understanding of search engines' processes and algorithms. Also known as "natural" or "organic" search, it is distinct from paid web advertising.

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What Ranks Better? Faster Server located in foreign country or Slower Server from same country?

95% of my website traffic is from India and 5% from USA. What happens if I host my server with higher resources in USA or with lower resources in India. Will it have any effect on the ranking of my ...
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How long Google takes to restore Rankings after resolving website down during server migration?

My websites were ranking in the first page for various keywords but during server migration I misconfigured the DNS settings and my websites become unavailable. I took nearly 72 hours to fix it. Now ...
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Changing URLs in Google's Index

I recently submitted a sitemap.xml in Google's Webmaster Tools and some of the pages already got indexed. The problem now is, that I cleaned my URLs with MOD_REWRITE in the .htaccess file afterwards ...
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SEO for new directory site: Could indexing 600k pages trigger spam flags?

Our site is relatively new, has very little link/domain authority, and currently has 11 pages indexed by Google. It is a directory site. We have about 550,000 user profiles and about 60,000 directory ...
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schema.org: How to properly markup foreign organization with offers

I want to collect useful resources regarding other businesses like - to give an example - groupon. Things like the address, founders and a general description of that company. Sometimes this ...
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301 Redirects to one single page

I have an old blog that have been migrated, however, not all articles have been migrated to the new site. For those urls that does not have its corresponding content on the new blog, I have simply ...
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If a domain ranks for one keyword, does Google prefer to rank it for similar keywords as well?

Say there's a website example.com If the page example.com/english-action-movies ranks as number 1-10 on google search, is it likely that a new page created later example.com/french-action-movies will ...
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SEO analysis site is showing cookie and token information from within the HTTP header of my site

A SEO Analysis tool is showing cookie and token information publicly after fetching it from my website. Is having this information from whithin my site's HTTP header published publicly safe? If ...
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Why are redirected URLs displayed in SERP?

I use a permalink redirect mode for affiliate links. Something similar to www.example.com/out/google → this will 302 redirect to google.com. All these redirected URLs display in search using the ...
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Setting up Wordpress site for APM - SEO implications

This is fairly new and I have been reading up on AMP implantation. There is a plugin that sets up AMP pages for WordPress. My concern is duplicate content since there will be a new set of pages with ...
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Remove hash URLs from Google search results after removing the hash [duplicate]

I recently removed the hash from the URLs of my website built with AngularJS. Now I would like to remove the old URLs from the Google search results to avoid duplicate content. Problem is, when I ...
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Google Keyword planner says 'keywords don't have any searches'

I am working on an SEO optimized page for a certain main keyword consist of 4-5 keywords. When I search on Google, it returns 20K results. On Google Key planner it says no search was found against ...
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How to get more traffic towards an e commerce website? [duplicate]

My website Alexa rank is quite good it is around 8243 but i am not getting much traffic towards my site.Could someone help me out?I want to increase organic traffic.
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Should I disallow crawling of HTTP after moving to HTTPS?

I am migrating my well indexed website from HTTP to HTTPS only. Steps planned: All HTML pages canonical to be HTTPS now All HTTP pages will 301 redirect to HTTPS with the same URL All sitemaps will ...
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SEO impact of asyncronous loading of home page content

In the home page of my e-shop I usually have banners with links to the (at that time) most important pages. These banners change frequently, like one to twice a month, and they usually don't have ...
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Can HTML sitemaps be listed in robots.txt just like XML sitemaps?

I will have two sitemaps for my website. The first sitemap is the .xml version for the search engines. The second sitemap is a sitemap.php on my website for the users. I know I can list the ...
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Can you use SVG as Schema.org logo image filetype? [duplicate]

I couldn't find anything regarding what file types are acceptable for things like google's schema.org rendering of a logo in search results. Since I've not yet implemented a site utilizing the ...
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Problem with Twitter Cards: “Your Tweet was over 140 characters. You'll have to be more clever.”

Recently I've read about Twitter Cards and tried to use it on one page of my site. Problem: When I put on Tweet tab I see the notification "Your Tweet was over 140 characters. You'll have to be more ...
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How to tell Search Engine, that some words are irrelevant?

I am developing Photopea, which should be an image editor for users, who need to edit PSD and can not use Photoshop for some reason. My index.html is very short, the only SEO-relevant parts are ...
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Is it bad for SEO to use a continue reading toggle?

Is hiding content (only showing the first 150 characters) to minimize scrolling on a webpage bad? If I Google this question I get results of things like: Is it bad to use read more links on the ...
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Is publishing ccTLDs temporarily and then redirecting to subdirectories on the gTLD going to derive any real benefit?

I'm developing a website that has a generic top level domain name (gTLD). It isn't published yet. I plan to target other languages using sub-directories on that gTLD. I own some country code top ...
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How do you filter results by site using Bing?

Using the following on Google and Yahoo filters results by site, but not in Bing: site:example.com keyword Is there a Bing equivalent?
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Is there a difference between adidas.example.com and example.com/adidas for the keyword “adidas”?

I've read at moz, that changing from a subdomain to a subdirectory might increase the ranking of the page. However, their example uses blog.example.com vs. example.com/blog, and "blog" isn't a very ...
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Subdomains and Search Engine Indexing

Since I am new to all this stuff. I have a main site, example.com. On that site I am going to offer a few services and products and for each thing I am thinking to create a separate subdomain. For ...
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What is the purpose of the property “encoding” in Schema.org?

I'm studying schemas for a future project and I find this encoding property. The information about it leads to a cycle of repeated information and I still don't know the purpose of this one. Anybody ...
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Can images be combined using the clip CSS Property while still maintaining image SEO and semantics?

I have two images in my web page. Actually there are 20 but I want to keep things simple: <div> <img src="apple.png" alt="Apple" /> <img src="orange.png" alt="Orange" /> ...
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Will a popular subdomain overshadow the main domain from an SEO perspective?

This question may have been asked multiple times. But, I couldn't find a solid solution, so thought of posting it here. I have a website, we'll call it example.com. Traffic to this site is good and ...
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Because of Schema.org/Person markup, Google+ uses the name of the person as the page title when sharing

I am not concerned about the fact that Google+ will use the person's name instead of the page title. However, the person's name is not the main keyword the webpage is optimized for. The page is ...
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What are the local SEO implications of having multiple Google Pages for the same business address?

A law firm has a Google My Business page for each of the attorneys. The names of the pages are written as <company name> <attorney name>and they all point to the same exact address on ...
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Is it recommended to create a separate sitemap for images or include them in the normal sitemaps?

I have split my sitemaps into sections of the websites. So the posts will be split into 3-4 sitemaps because they are all part of a different category. Should I include the images into these sitemaps ...
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Will Google punish me if I import a story from my own blog to Medium.com?

I've heard that Google punishes sites with duplicate content. If I write an article on my blog then import it on Medium (basically a copy/paste) will Google regard it as a duplicate? Medium.com is ...
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How can we remove undesirable suggestions from Yahoo Search Auto-complete for our business?

When one of my clients business names is typed into the Yahoo search bar, the auto complete has some unusual results: When typing in the business name followed by the the area it shows the auto ...
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Is possible, feasible or even recommended (if possible), to change the title or the keywords of a page using Google Tag Manager?

Does Google Tag Manager could or should be used to change content in a page, like title, keywords or description?
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Does Googlebot trigger onclick events and index the resulting content?

I've found many topics about Googlebot following links and executing ajax queries but none that tell me whether onclick events would get triggered and results crawled. Let's say that an image is ...
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Redirecting from Wordpress.com site to Wordpress.org with SSL

I am in the process of transferring a Wordpress.com site to Wordpress.org. The old site domain: https://oldsite.wordpress.com. The new site domain: https://newsite.com. I am facing a dilemma on the ...
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Should I nofollow banners that leads to internal pages?

I know there is no use to nofollow links that leads to other internal pages, but my banners appears on every page of my site, and they're both linking to two articles in the same site. Should I ...
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Do Instagram clone sites give juice to linked content?

Instagram seems to be not indexed by Google, and I'm assuming this is so because Instagram wants it this way and Google obliges. So, Instagram content and the links within--if any are present either ...
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Is a properly made website with more content has advantage in SEO?

Somewhere I was reading about SEO and it was noted that for search engines, it is beneficial if a website has: Many pages within Long pages (~pages filled with a lot of content) Of course these ...
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Home page keyword cannot be in the URL

I have been looking into SEO for a few weeks now trying to perfect a homepage. Going through various sources such as MOZ, and other examples of checklists. I keep seeing that you should have your ...
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My website content is copied by SEO

I have noticed recently that my SEO executive is copying content from my website and posting it on different platforms and grabbing link to my website. I was wondering if Google will count my website ...
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hreflang tag to be added on each page of the website or only on homepage?

I'm planning to add hreflang attribute to my websites which are in different languages, including my main website which is in English. So I have few questions regarding this. Is the hreflang ...
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Does Google value DOMContentLoaded or Load Time more as a ranking signal

I am working on a project to improve the performance of my sites web pages and by removing render blocking CSS and JS have halved the DOMContentLoaded time of some critical pages but have not reduced ...
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SEO Halo Effect

I have a new SEO company doing some work with offpage optimization. They came up with several keyword phrases that they will be building backlinks to. All of the keywords have "0" monthly searches. ...
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Will indexing an underdeveloped website result in a Google penalty?

My website is still undergoing multiple changes. When I search my website's indexed pages, I find many unwanted pages in search results. There are still many categories that need to be uploaded. ...
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How can I get my name “Easy Widgets” (separated by a space) to be indexed higher than “EasyWidgets” (combined)?

The name of my business and website is "Easy Widgets". I have a Google business listing and website that both show up on page one for "EasyWidgets". Google asks me if I meant "Easy Widgets", but ...
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Are there any benefits to having unique meta descriptions and meta keywords per article/post/page on blog?

My company's website is running on WordPress. I've been asked to find an easy way to add custom meta description & keywords to the site. Of course, found an extension that easily allows this on ...
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Incorrect backlinks listed in Google Webmaster Tools (Search Console) from my other website

I have two websites hosted on the same server (same IP), say www.example1.com and www.example2.com. Google Webmaster Tools has been set for both the websites years back and everything was fine till ...
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Does Google.com show UK websites to UK users

Example: I have a website: www.example.co.uk And www.example.com which redirects to the former. Let's say my niche idea has only 20 competitors in the world. All of these competitors are in the US ...
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Do I need to put rel=“canonical” in the original page?

To other pages, with the same content, I need to put rel="canonical" in the link tag to prevent duplication. <link href="https://example.com/original-page.html" rel="canonical"> My question, ...
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Will a Google Structured Data Testing Tool error for one item prevent getting a Rich Snippet for another item?

I have a WordPress website which, when run through the Google Structured Data Testing Tool, returns an error The property logo is not recognized by Google for an object of type WebPage. Do I ...